I teach in a public school. You make me sick....
This is a discussion on I work at a gun friendly place. within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I see a lot of posts about gun problems at work. A few years back, the owners wanted to ban us from keeping handguns in ...
I see a lot of posts about gun problems at work. A few years back, the owners wanted to ban us from keeping handguns in company vehicles, when this came up in a meeting, about half of us stood up to leave. I work in a very specialized field, and people take many years to train. So, they changed positions on the spot. Don't ask, don't tell was the new policy. :) I think that the "statement" was initially made for litigation purposes more than for anything else.
Well, these days, everyone in the office is a firearms enthuseast. Everyone. A few weeks ago, I was being told about the CEO's new Beretta. I went in, set my case down, and he showed it around, there were 3 of us in there. He was really proud of it. A new 45. He saw the S&W logo, asked what I had in there. I let him unzip it, and he pulled out my 500 Mag, Performance Center. It is probably the biggest pistol that any of us there had ever seen.
In a couple of minutes, all the guys, 6 were in there salivating over it. I offered to let a few take and shoot it. One of the salesmen has it now. The boss loved it. He needed some 45's, I pulled my spare clip out and dumped 10 out for him from my Glock 30, in a Smartcarry. I keep the spare mag in my front pocket. It was business as usual.
Really, I am fortunate. That I know of, only one of the owners is not an avid gun owner, but, he is a retired Lt. Colonel, so you can be sure that he has nothing against guns. They are just not his bag.
We go to the range from time to time. Now, these people are all educated, engineers. They all hold good jobs, in the corporate world. You just don't find people like that every day.
So, anybody else have a good work atmosphere like that?
I teach in a public school. You make me sick....
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I don't know what you do for a living, but you are very lucky to have emloyment at such a gun 'friendly' place.
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Can I come to work there?
Our company policy is: No guns, No weapons, Even the talk can get you fired.
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While we have sensible firearms policy, we have another sensible policy, no workplace threats of violence are tolerated.
The day after I got my 442 I was talking to the boss about it. He took me out to his truck and showed me his performance center.357. Anyone in our company that has a CWP can get express permission, as the law states, from the owners to carry at work. He is a big 2a advocate. The owner has a lot of different guns and loves to talk about them.
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My firewall at work does NOT block the DC website. That's about the best I got.
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There is a no weapons policy where I work. However, my boss and the other mangers in the building go shooting together. In spite of the policy, when unfortunate controversial things have to happen, we are usually pretty comfortable with our self defense capability.
Happy for ya. Can't carry on military installations, so my guns stay at home when I go to work.
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I work in the defense industry and I could never carry or have anything in my vehicle on company premises. I am jealous.
I work at a school, we can not carry but I still talk about it to the kids.
I'm a 6th grade teacher....so no CC.
BUT...... I did talk my boss into letting me teach Hunter Safety (I'm a certified instructor) to the 6th graders, so I do get to bring guns in for the first 9 weeks of school. :)
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No explicit policy at work. IF the boss did make policy, it would be Anti-Gun. However, since it is NOT policy, I carry daily.
Also, the Former office manager (she moved) and her husband were looking into getting their CCWs and the other 2 guys that work there are also looking into getting theirs. They are both in college, so the finances are an issue for them.
Considering that is all the employees (3 of us plus the boss and his wife), it's a pretty gun friendly place. In fact, I stopped at Walmart while out on a job and bought 2 boxes of 9mm. Showed them to one of my coworkers when I got back to the office.
The only thing that would make me happier is approval from the boss.
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I work at a gun friendly place too, here are the rules:
1. The boss (me) requires the employee (me) to carry a gun concealed as much as possible. Open carry and vehicle carry is alright too.
2. The boss (me) financially encourages the employee (me) to purchase needed firearms, ammo, etc, despite the grumbling by the secretary (bosses wife) that gun purchases are missed opportunity for jewelry purchases.
3. The boss (me) doesn't mind if the employee (me) cleans a gun, reads a gun magazine, or fire's a gun on the bosses property during working hours.
DISCLAIMER- The grumbling secretary isn't nearly as bad as depicted above, actually she's bought me two guns in the last two birthdays.
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